COPA's Freedom to Fly fund employed in finding a 100LL alternative
from By Kevin Psutka, COPA president and CEO
In my last report on the progress toward a replacement fuel I mentioned that the National Research Council (NRC) was working toward a project to ground and flight test candidate replacement fuels and offer their services to the FAA in a combined effort to identify replacement fuel(s) by 2018 to meet their timelines for replacing 100LL entirely in 2025. The NRC's project has progressed to the point where $2.6 million is now needed to conduct ground testing in 2015 and produce a report in 2016, following which additional funding will be required to conduct flight testing. Supporting this effort is a priority for COPA.
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